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Osaka
8 hours
up to 8 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

There are several attractions in Osaka.
One of them is food culture that is called “Kuidaore by Extravagant in food”.
You can enjoy several food markets such as Doutonbori, Kuromon market and Shinsekai.
Another attractive point is to visit several architecture which include both traditional and modernized such as Osaka castle and Umeda sky garden.
You can enjoy both of above in this tour.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with KASHIMA.

  • To see Osakajyo castle: Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1585. The observatory with a height of 50 meters above the ground commands a panoramic view of Osaka city.
  • To see and enjoy Dotonbori-street: Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death".
  • To see and enjoy Kuromon market: Lots of Fresh fishes gained near Kansai sea are gathered in this traditional market. This market currently became famous for a new gourmet spots where people are walking to see various foods. You can enjoy not only tasting foods but also sightseeing those ingredients with some events such as tuna filleting display. There are tables in front of each store so that visitors can eat the foods just purchased and also freshly baked scallop , meats and so-on are served.
  • To see and enjoy Umeda Sky building / Sky garden: The height is 173 meter and you can see the overview of Osaka and surrounding area from there whatever angle. You go up by elevator to 35th floor. Then, to change to ride on see-through escalator whose figure is like tube and reach the entrance of sky garden of 39th floor. You can feel the excitement toward sky world. On 40th observation floor, there is some bench prepared whose length is 35 meter with glass counter & high-chair and you can see the beautiful night view of many skyscrapers with various color of neon. On the open air housetop called sky-walk, you can enjoy the overview landscape. At night, light path under your foot appeared and make fantastic atmosphere.
  • To see and enjoy Shinsekai and Tsutenkaku tower: This street of Shinsekai has the atmosphere of traditional era of Showa (around 90 years - 30 years ago) and many people come here to see lots of restaurant which show delicious gourmet. The food name of Kushi-katsu which mean spitted cutlet is the most famous one in this street. Tsutenkaku tower is a symbol of Osaka and was built in Meiji era (1868 – 1912) which was modelled on Eiffel tower of Paris.

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What to Expect

Osaka is located the center of Kansai area and had prospered as the town where Hideyoshi Toyotomi had lived and unified Japan in Osaka castle which he founded (Later half of 16th century). Even after Ieyasu Tokugawa established Edo era (1603) as the shogunate in Japan set the capital in Edo (current Tokyo), Osaka has continued as the city of merchants.
There are several attractions in Osaka.
One of them is food culture that is called “Kuidaore: ruin themselves by Extravagant in food”.
There are a lot of local cuisine which are cheap and delicious.
You can enjoy several food markets such as Doutonbori, Kuromon market and Shinsekai.
Another attractive point is to visit several architecture which include both traditional and modernized such as Osaka castle and Umeda sky garden.
This tour include Osaka castle, Dotonbori-street, Kuromon market , Umeda sky building & sky garden, Shinsekai town including Tsuutenkaku-tower. Osaka
You can enjoy both local delicious food and traditional and modernized architecture.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Ay your hotel in Osaka
Ending Point Ay your hotel in Osaka

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Pick up fee for a guide: yen2000,
Transportation fee during this tour for you: yen1000 by JR and local train per person
Transportation fee during this tour for a guide: yen1000
Lunch fee for you and a guide
Entrance fee: Osakajyo-castle for you: yen600 per person,
Umeda sky garden for you and aguide: yen1000 per person

Important

I am now living in Gunma prefecture located around 100km north from Tokyo.
Therefore, if you reserve Kansai area such as Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka, please request me at least one week in advance. We can exchange the idea of the tour.

1) For fairly long walking of sight-seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.
2) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 47 )
4.6 (47) Reviews
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Bob Bob United States ( Couple )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Very good and thorough guide ”

Totally competent caring for our group. Got us through the day with ease. English was frequently difficult to understand, though. Very good skills getting us through all our train and bus changes. Did not, though, keep us together through the Himeji castle, nor give us any education while inside.

KASHIMA:

Bob san, Thank you very much for your utmost and helpful review for me and selecting me as a guide for your Himeji & Kobe tour. I am pleased that I could support your, your wife and your group of 8 people from your cruise ship members. All your members are so active to learn about Japanese history, culture and daily life. I could communicate a lot with all your members. Also, I am pleased that you kindly pointed out my inperfected points. I will improve my explanation skill about each spots information by English with more slowly and accurate so that everyone can easy understand. As for the explanation inside Himeji castle, I am sorry that I could not explain there. I will improve how to explain to large members during climbing up to 7 stories castle with jammed situation. I hope tha... read more

Dov Dov Israel ( Couple )
Good
4 weeks ago

“ Very nice guy but too expensive ”

MR. Kashima is a very nice guy, but I am not sure I got a good value for the money I paid.

KASHIMA:

Dov san, Thank you very much for your great and helpful review for me and selecting me as a guide for your precious Hakone tour. Thanks to your strong will to learn Japanese culture, history and daily life status, we could exchange lots of conversation and I think that I could explain lots of deep information for those. Unfortunately, the whether was cloudy and you can not see Mt.Fuji during the tour. Based on your review comments, I will improve to provide more values to cutomers exceeding a lot against the payment I received from now on. I am looking forward to receiving another request from you in near future. Thanks, Kashima

Devayani Devayani Singapore ( Family with kids )
Good
1 month ago

“ Good for limited duration tours ”

Kashima san was very prompt and helpful in designing our itinerary. We travelled as a family group of 14 people visiting Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo and Kashima san was very patient and responsive. He is helpful and pretty good in communicating in English. There are however some tourist attractions that he has not been to for some time so his awareness of wheelchair accessibility etc was limited. I would recommend Kashima san for one or 2 day trips rather than a multi-city long duration tour.

KASHIMA:

Devayani san, Thank you very much for your great and helpful review for me. We could have a very pleasant tour during 8 days with all 14 people of you and your family using Van transportation ranging from Kyoto area to Tokyo area. You kindly reserved Van service for 8 days. We visited Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Himeji, Tokyo and Hakone. Thanks to all your family strong curiosity for Japanese history and culture, I could explain about those in detail during the tour. As you kindly pointed out to me, at this time I could not well manage to select tour spots and escort for your family who use wheelchairs. This was my first time to take care for the case. Based on this precious experience, I will improve to manage for wheelchair supporting. I am looking forward to receiving another tour guiding req... read more

Dimitri Dimitri Belgium ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Impress 12-year old boy ”

We visited Odaiba (gaming center-Gundam- Statue of Liberty), Takeshita street, Shibuya crossing, Godzilla, Samurai Museum, ...

KASHIMA:

Dimitri san, Thank you very much for your great review for me. I am very much pleased that your 12-year old son could enjoy and felt impressed for the experience of Tokyo tour, specially playing several advanced games in Odaiba and watching Samurai sword play and sword fighting between two Samurais in Samurai museum. I could introduced six different types of town such as Asakusa (old fashioned style town), Odaiba (enormous entertainment town), Takeshita-street (most advanced fashion places of dispatch, specially for young girls), Omotesando(sophisticated street for young and mature adults), Shinjuku (the most bustling entertainment town for all generations) and Shibuya(the most famous busy town, specially as Shibuya crossing and Hachi dog). I hope that you could enjoy those towns. I am l... read more

David David United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 2 days 2 cities ”

Kashima was wxcellent. We had Kashima guide us for 1 day in Kyoto and 1 day in Tokyo a few days later. Though we did a lot of sightseeing on our own in both cities, they were more local to where we were staying, Kashima guided us to places more out of the way, e.g. Golden Temple in Kyoto and Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. He was a great guide, very friendly, very informative about the places we visited as well as a more general history of Japan and the cities we visited. He also helped is with traditions and manners whilst in Japan. We finished our day in Tokyo in a Whisky bar in Ginza, which Kashima picked out specifically as we are from Scotland. Whilst in there having dinner and a few drinks he really came out of his shell and we got to know Kashima the person so much better. We would have ... read more

KASHIMA:

David san, Thank you very much for your warm and utmost review for me. I am very much impressed that one of your primary purpose to come to Japan is to celebrate your son as memorial age of 21 years old of your country custom. During the 2 days tour of Kyoto and Tokyo, we visited Arashiyama, temple/garden, bamboo forest, Golden pavilion, Fushimi-inari shrine in Kyoto and Asakusa/temple, Meiji shrine, Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ginza in Tokyo. I like Japanese history, specially about the human drama of Samurai top worriers for each era of Heian, Kamakura, Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo. I am pleased that you could take my explanation as worth to hear. Also, we could enjoy an experience of brief tasting of Yakitori with drinking at Omoideyokocho open food stand in Shinjuku. Finally, it was a v... read more

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